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Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination (part 2)

Sticking with the Illumination theme, here a second picture from our trip to Ireland.  Still from Dublin, this is the Half Penny Bridge, or as the locals call it, Ha’Penny Bridge.

Half Penny Bridge, Dublin

The Half Penny Bridge is a foot bridge that spans the Liffey, connecting Northern Dublin with the South at Ormond Quay and Wellington Quay.  It gets its name from the toll that used to be charged to make the cross from one side of the river to the other.

The bridge itself is very simplistic in both style and function, and at least at the time I used it was not nearly as congested as the crossing down the way at O’Connell Street.  Although I would imagine it is much more crowded later on, when the Temple Bar area starts to empty out.